Grandmaster Zhihao Bai Zhu’s tenure is coming to an end. Over his long and generous life he earned many achievements. He united the Northern and Southern styles. From that alliance he brought forth a new generation of practitioners. It is even said that he achieved the much sort after enlightenment. Unfortunately, as with all people, his life must come to and end but before that he intends to choose a successor.
And so, with the Emperor’s blessing, the Grandmaster looks to the four dragon festival for an answer. For the first time in 86 years this ancient ritual will help him choose his successor. For two days and two nights, martial artists across the world will gather. Old rivalries will be rekindled and new alliances formed. Then at the climax, under the new moon, the Grandmaster will pick his successor.
On the subject the Grandmaster refuses to comment. Instead he spends his time dwelling upon it in his sanctum. Many believe the Grandmaster’s own pupil, Master Hua Zhong, will be chosen. Others believe a practitioner of common birth will come from the ranks. With such honour at stake even those that do not practice rush for an audience with the Grandmaster.
Rumour has it that even the Island of the Sun has sent a delegation. Those of honourable skill not recognised by many of the mainland seek to prove their place in the halls of the forbidden palace. Maybe one will stand alongside the murals of the Great Grandmasters.
However, not all is as it seems. There are some who seek to end the alliance between the North and South. Their goal is to return the world to its rightful place of feuding war. They slither from clandestine meetings, and plot to bring death upon the aging Grandmaster. Should they succeed before he is able to pick his successor, the world will plunge into chaos.
Not even the wisest astronomer or most talented prophet could see the outcome of this festival of the ages.
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Tickett Bror (Tickett_Bror)
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